Michael Jackson was the gold standard.I think he's a great pop songwriter with a great voice. What he doesn't have is the sort of riveting stage presence that some previous performers have had-- thinking Prince, of course, but also Bruce, Bruno Mars, Beyonce. To my mind, if you're going to have that sort of spectacle you also need someone "big" in the center of it all, and I don't think The Weeknd has that thing. I'd love to see him with a live band in a club.
Michael Jackson was the gold standard.
Prince was otherworldly. I prefer Prince over MJ everyday and twice on Tuesday. Performance wise, MJ had that part down. But Prince is the diamond, triple platinum standard. I am a huge Prince fan.For a certain era, yeah. I'll take Prince over MJ eight days a week, and not just because of MJ's scandals. Prince just had EVERYTHING.
But that's the kind of person, for sure. You HAD to watch MJ when he was performing. I was constantly looking over The Weeknd's shoulder to see what other interesting stuff was happening.
As he promised, really immersive, and he paid with his own money for that, because the production budget couldn't cut it.
Love the sound (use proper headphones) and that 13x6,5 20 ply Pearl snare is really killing it.
Also, LOVE that he was singing live. Not super strong, but with all that going on, really appreciate this.
That being said.
For me, nothing beats legend MJ. There is a reason Prince was named Prince (by himself) and MJ was crowned King (by the world).
But I always love the production of the halftime show. Really a military operation.
I agree Trey. It was all canned. Some singers do a better job of miming, and the vocal mic is hot between songs so they can interact with the audience, but the actual performance music (including vocals) is canned.I don't think any of it was live....when he talked, sure, but, there's times when he was off his mic a bit...music was for sure canned...for 5 minutes after I had a strange high end thing going on in my ears, seriously, it was very shrill sounding....the mix gave me ear fatigue...happy for Brady though..
cheers and blessing, Trey
Yeah, Manchester City vs Liverpool. People are using new nicknames for them. I think people are calling Man City the buccaneers due to the ship in their logo and calling Liverpool the chiefs because they were top of the table last season. Apparently there was also an early Halloween celebration somewhere to honor the weekend. I don't get itThere was a game yesterday?